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Cal Day this Saturday, April 21

19 April 2007

ATTENTION: Weekend assignment desks, photo editors, higher education reporters

Contact: Yasmin Anwar, Media Relations
(510) 643-7944 yanwar@berkeley.edu

Cal Day, the University of California, Berkeley's annual open house extravaganza.

This year's program spotlights clean and sustainable energy research, with lectures and exhibits ranging from "Synthetic Biology: From Bugs to Drugs and Fuels" to an Energy@Berkeley Expo in a tent next to the Campanile. Also new this year is OskiLand, a games area in Memorial Glade for families with young children. Other events include hands-on archeology demonstrations, lectures on current events and health issues, athletic competitions, art exhibitions, entertainment performances and information for prospective UC Berkeley students.

A complete schedule of Cal Day activities is online at: http://calday.berkeley.edu/

This Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The UC Berkeley campus, at sites ranging from the Lawrence Hall of Science in the hills to Sproul Plaza and the central campus to nearby locations. See a campus map at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/

Cal Day typically attracts more than 30,000 visitors and is a big draw for prospective students and their families. Most activities are free. While free parking is available in designated campus lots, spaces fill up early. Public transportation is the most convenient way to get to Cal Day. Shuttle buses will take visitors to the campus from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, and motorized cable cars will be available for campus tours.